Hypatia 1 (2):139 - 160 (1986)
Is "living together" in a marriage-like relationship compatible with the feminist ideal of individual self-development? Paradoxically, while the structure and social-historical context of marriage-like relationships seems in fundamental conflict with the goal of autonomous self-development, the development of individuality also seems to be better fostered by living with a significant other in a committed relationship than by living alone. This paradox is resolved through the suggestion of a three-stage account of self-development: inauthenticity, autonomous being oneself, and autonomous being with others. At the third stage, living together in a marriage-like relationship is one social format in which autonomous relating to others is possible. Unless the partners have attained the second stage, however, such a relationship will be destructive rather than conducive to individuality.
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
Pregnancy Leave, Comparable Worth, And Concepts of Equality.Marjorie Weinzweig - 1987 - Hypatia 2 (1):71-101.
Similar books and articles
Just Love? Marriage and the Question of Justice.Pauline Kleingeld - 1998 - Social Theory and Practice 24 (2):261-281.
Kantian Marriage and Beyond: Why It Is Worth Thinking About Kant on Marriage.Lina Papadaki - 2010 - Hypatia 25 (2):276-294.
From Friendship to Marriage: Revising Kant.Lara Denis - 2001 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 63 (1):1-28.
Same-Sex Marriage: Not a Threat to Marriage or Children.Timothy F. Murphy - 2011 - Journal of Social Philosophy 42 (3):288-304.
Reforming Marriage: A Comparative Approach.Laurie Shrage - 2013 - Journal of Applied Philosophy 30 (2):107-121.
Brief Refutations of Some Common Arguments Against Same-Sex Marriage.Benjamin A. Gorman - 2004 - American Philosophical Association Newsletter on Philosophy and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues 4 (1):13-15.
Does Marriage Require a Head? Some Historical Arguments.Linda A. Bell - 1989 - Hypatia 4 (1):139 - 154.
New Natural Law Theory and the Grounds of Marriage.Joshua D. Goldstein - 2011 - Social Theory and Practice 37 (3):461-482.
Kant on Sex and Marriage: The Implications for the Same-Sex Marriage Debate.Matthew C. Altman - 2010 - Kant-Studien 101 (3):309-330.
Added to index2011-05-29
Total downloads27 ( #191,558 of 2,178,178 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #316,504 of 2,178,178 )
How can I increase my downloads?